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As a diver have you noticed this?

Discussion in 'California Diving News' started by underH2Oman, Jan 13, 2014.

  1. underH2Oman

    underH2Oman Dive Shop

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  2. Drin

    Drin Barracuda

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    It has nothing to do with Fukushima and has been taken entirely out of context of the original study by the fearmongers who wrote the article.

    Here's some science for you:

    http://deepseanews.com/2013/11/true-facts-about-ocean-radiation-and-the-fukushima-disaster/


    -Adrian
     
  3. underH2Oman

    underH2Oman Dive Shop

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    I was not so convinced that Fukishima was the problem. Just thought that that increase in material on the sea floor would be noticeable from divers that frequent that area. Is there or has there been an increase in sea floor material?? Has anyone noticed marine life that is less abundant or gone?? If so what might have caused it?

    Last fall divers noticed sea stars dead and decaying on the sea floor around Vancouver, Canada when diving and reported the incident which was confirmed by the local aquarium research group. No one knows why yet but that is a documented case.
    Vancouver Aquarium ?alarmed? at mass die-off of starfish on ocean floor | Toronto Star

     
  4. Drin

    Drin Barracuda

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    The mass dieoff is a documented event called "Sea Star Wasting Syndrome". It's occurring in varying degrees in the Pacific and Atlantic and is being discussed on this forum and elsewhere. Most of the major aquariums on the west coast have setup research programs to document it. At this point no one has any solid leads on what's causing it.

    However, the numbers being bandied about regarding massive death rates amongst all species and the bottom being littered with carcasses is pure exaggeration, mostly it seems to ramp up Fukushima fears. No-one I know has seen any increase in any sort of mortality beyond sea stars, and almost all of us have seen some of that.


    -Adrian
     

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